There are 6 ways to get from Charlotte to Roanoke by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Lynchburg Amtrak Crescent
  2. Take the bus from Lynchburg, Va to Roanoke, Va 1511 / ...

$54 - $128

5 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Lynchburg Amtrak Crescent
  2. Take the train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak Northeast Regional

$107 - $291

Bus  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Richmond, Va 1082 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Roanoke, Va 1511 / ...

$57 - $138

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Roanoke 197.9 miles

$19 - $28

Fly to Roanoke  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Roanoke (ROA) CLT - ROA

$152 - $406

Fly to Lynchburg, bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Lynchburg (LYH) CLT - LYH
  2. Take the bus from Lynchburg, Va to Roanoke, Va

$333 - $454

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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Roanoke is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Roanoke is to fly which takes 3 h 12 min and costs $150 - $410.

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The distance between Charlotte and Roanoke is 241 km. The road distance is 317 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Charlotte to Roanoke, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at Roanoke, Va via Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Charlotte to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Charlotte Amtrak and arriving at Roanoke Amtrak via Lynchburg Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

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What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and Roanoke, VA, USA?

You can take a train from Charlotte to Roanoke via Lynchburg Amtrak in around 6 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Roanoke via Richmond, Va in around 9 h 42 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $400
Flights from Charlotte to Lynchburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Lynchburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lynchburg, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Richmond, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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